Published: 10/16/2020 @ 4:35 PM – Updated: 10/16/2020 @ 4:35 PM
Special Weather Statement Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Cass, Fulton, Grant, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Pulaski, St., Joseph, Starke, Wabash, and White Counties.
Elevated Fire Danger This Afternoon with Gusty Conditions.
There is an increased risk for grass, field, brush and ditch fires as well as unmonitored campfires to spread out of control this afternoon, especially along west of Highway 31. Low relative humidity values around or less than 35 percent and southwest winds gusting to between 25 to 30 mph are expected this afternoon.
Instructions: Burning is not recommended. Make sure you are following local laws that may be in place regarding burning in your location. If you must burn, ensure that the fire is constantly monitored and several options are available to quickly extinguish the fire. Contact your local fire department with any questions and if control of the fire is lost.